Dial up the drama this weekend with super-easy and incredibly chic up-do’s with these step-by-step guides and expert tips. Inspired by two of our favourite red carpet regulars, Jennifer Hawkins and Taylor Swift, your Saturday night hair has never been simpler.
by Anna McDougall
Step 1: Shampoo and condition hair to encourage texture and fullness.
Step 2: Enhance volume and lift, Rescu. recommends John Frieda Luxurious Volume Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion at the roots.
Step 3: Blow dry hair in sections.
Step 4: Once hair is dry, pull your hair back into a high ponytail.
Step 5: Wrap the ponytail around the hair tie securing it with bobby pins until you have created a messy looking bun.
Step 6: Finish the look by securing the hold with a hairspray. Rescu. recommends TRESemme Tres Two Spray.
If you want a sleeker, more polished look or you don’t quite have the length, Rescu. recommends using the Scunci Bun Maker for the perfect size and shape.
Expert Tip: Damien Carney, JOICO International Artistic Director, “Strands that are too soft and silky tend to slip out of pins, causing up-styles to come undone. JOICO’s Instant Refresh shampoo will give slick hair a touch of texture that makes it easier to style and secure up-dos.”
Soft Up Do
Step 1: Prep hair by washing and conditioning.
Step 2: Apply hair foam to damp strands to increase density and volume.
Step 3: Blow-dry hair in sections with the help of a large, round brush, producing maximum body.
Step 4: After blow drying each section immediately set in on a large velcro roller to add body and movement.
Step 5: Dry the entire head, securing each roller with a clip or pin. When hair cools, release the rollers and gently brush through.
Step 6: Create a middle or side parting at the front depending on which look you prefer.
Step 7: Gather the bottom section into a low ponytail and secure with a small, clear elastic.
Step 8: Grasp the center of the ponytail, twist and direct the tail upward, creating a loose bun.
Step 9: Secure the bun, covering the ponytail elastic.
Step 10: Mist with JOICO Power Spray to set the style.
Expert Tip: Damien Carney JOICO International Artistic Director, “It’s a great style for layered hair and it really suits toffee and caramel highlights as they provide plenty of depth and dimension
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